Fatigue, Migraines Linked to Fracking as Case Builds for National Ban

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‘It is abundantly clear that fracking is harming people, and the only solution is to stop fracking’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported their findings online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, saying their research … MORE

Full Text of TPP Released to Public… And It’s Horrible

The enormous so-called "free trade" deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations "has less to do with selling more goods, than with rewriting the rules of the global economy is favor of big business." (Photo: Global Exchange)

‘We now have concrete evidence that the TransPacific Partnership threatens our families, our communities, and our environment.’ by Jon Queally It’s a disaster for people, the planet, democracy, and the future of the global economy. That was the immediate assessment of informed critics as world governments, including the United States, on Thursday morning made the full text of the controversial TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) available to the public for the first time. Though a tightly … MORE

Fracking-Affected Families Plead with President Obama: ‘We Need Help.’

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“It’s not too late to provide leadership on fracking as part of his lasting legacy for the history books.” Deirdre Fulton More than 100 families personally affected by the fracking industry have written to President Barack Obama demanding that he meet with them—as he often does with fossil fuel executives—ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month. The letter, organized by the Pittsburgh-based, all-volunteer group Friends of the Harmed, asks Obama and ranking Environmental … MORE

Wow. Americans Really, Really Don’t Like Trump or Clinton

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New Gallup poll shows the two as among the worst rated presidential candidates since 1956. by Andrea Germanos Via a new Gallup poll, more evidence comes Friday that the nation’s electorate really doesn’t like this year’s leading presidential candidates. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has the dubious distinction of being the most unfavorably viewed of any candidate over the past seven decades—displacing 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater from the bottom spot. The poll offers no … MORE

Wake Up Democrats, Warns Sanders, This Populist Unrest Cannot Be Ignored

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Brexit win has much to teach Democrats about Trump threat, warns senator, and elites ignore frustrations of workers and the poor at their own peril by Jon Queally   Cast in a New York Times op-ed published late Tuesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a stark warning to the Democratic Party leadership that if they don’t wake up to the profound dissatisfaction of the poor and working classes in the United States, they may very well wake up … MORE

Solar Freakin’ Roadways Gets Test Run on Rt. 66

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Solar Roadways is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to install a stretch of solar road that could generate enough energy to power a rest stop. By Lisa Suhay America’s iconic Route 66 is about to become part of a new solar system. The Idaho startup Solar Roadways, created by husband-and-wife team Scott and Julie Brusaw, is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to install a section of solar panels at a rest … MORE

Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

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 Hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, Eric Andreus, announced at a monthly township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, last week that Nestlé had given up on its plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town’s local aquifer. Truth-out depicted the scene of the announcement: “The room erupted in cheers and for the first time since Nestlé began meeting with community members about the project, the company received a standing ovation.” Kunkletown, … MORE

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

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 If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there … MORE

Scientist Attacked for Proving GMO Dangers Wins Defamation Suit in French Court

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by PAUL FASSA Remember Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France? They provided pictures of rats fed Monsanto GMO corn saturated with Roundup weed killer. That’s why the corn is genetically modified, to survive the most dangerous herbicide on the planet. Their study discovered that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely. But that wasn’t the purpose of their study. It was set up to examine the … MORE

Is Leaked Cable Greasing Skids for Clinton’s Next Regime Change Disaster?

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Nobody is challenging Hillary Clinton enough on what her plan for a no-fly zone and military escalation in Syria will mean. And the slope is very, very slippery. by Jon Queally,  An internal cable signed by more than 50 State Department officials objecting to the Obama administration’s policy on Syria is particularly worrisome, according to experts, given Hillary Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy positions and her stated plan to escalate President Barack Obama’s war in Syria if … MORE